Firms lend helping hand to cut dole queue

Jobseekers taking part in a training and work experience programme at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach. Photo:  SG050413-116TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Jobseekers taking part in a training and work experience programme at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach. Photo: SG050413-116TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
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There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for some jobless people in South Holland thanks to the University of Lincoln in Holbeach.

A group of 11 jobseekers were signed up on a training and work experience programme run by the National Centre for Food Manufacturing to help them land a new job.

The programme lasted five weeks and was backed by firms, including Moulton Bulb Company and Butters Group, Spalding, as well as Jobcentre Plus and Peterborough-based Vital Recruitment Ltd.

Elements of the programme included health and safety, food hygiene and literacy support, along with experience working in the centre’s training factory and two trainees were rewarded with jobs by the bulb firm. Photo: SG050413-116TW.